Alchemy Cafe and Bistro

Alchemy Cafe and Bistro boasts a new Spring menu full of goodies and a redesigned interior with more big chairs and comfy corners. A beautiful and funky new metal sign on the corner should attract some attention. The menu offers yummy sharing tapas as well as pizza and delicious entrees. I love that they really try to source everything locally and care where their meat comes from and what it has eaten. I had to go here after Joey’s food map. There was a serious shortage of Alchemy photos – I had to be sure it got on that food map – and I did my duty. It was tough, boy, I tell you! I managed though…

Rob ordered the grass-fed burger and fries, which were heavily wife-taxed, and my sea bass managed to be eaten almost entirely by me as well. (Poor Rob.) Asparagus with poached egg tapas and a lavender creme caramel dessert made for a fine, rare date night indeed!

10-Picture slide show

Alchemy Cafe and Bistro – click photo for slide show

Are you hungry?

Grilled Asparagus
poached egg, truffle oil, shaved Grana Padano, 
and smoked sea salt – 6

Pan Seared Striped Bass
marinated squash and salsa verde – 16

Grass Fed Beef Burger
bacon onion jam, herb cheese, lettuce, tomato, 
homemade pickles and a black pepper bun – 13

Spring Peas with Butter & Parsley – 5

Lavender Scented Crème Caramel
organic honey custard, fresh berries, caramel sauce – 6

Block Party Event At “The Blackburn Performing Arts”

Saturday June 19   7:30 PM   Farewell performance of YOUR FAVORITE EX  Tix $10

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YOUR FAVORITE EX!! inside the Blackburn- Saturday night, June 19! Block Party! Outside! Movies! Folk-punk in the parking lot!it all begins at 6 or so…see you @ it, then !! 

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Angel from the Sea – missing from Main Street

The Angel from the Sea a familiar sight on Main Street when you pass Art Haven has been retired.   A contest is being held July 9th at Art Haven for a new logo. 

David Brooks scrapped her off the window and I believe there was a tear in his eye during the last scrape; she has served Art Haven for the past 2 years. 

 Several people came by and did their part in helping David.

A-Train Orchestra Saturday at Amy’s Coffee and Cones

Amy Writes-

A-Train Orchestra is going to be playing on the deck of Amy’s Coffee & Cones this Saturday, June 19th from 4pm-8pm.  They are a fun band and crowd pleaser…they perform jump blues, boogie and soul!!!  The drummer is Gloucester’s very own Dave “Doc” Vincent, it’s sure to be a fabulous time!    Also very exciting news about Amy’s, as of tomorrow I am serving hotdogs and what is so exciting about that is the special sauce from my family’s restaurant when i was growing up….customers can now get a “Max’s Dog”!!!  Please stop by tomorrow and try one out….I’ll even get on video again to share the history of this special sauce!

Thanks so much,
Amy Blake
Amy’s Coffee & Cones


We Was Robbed!

There’s a soccer game?

USA came back from being down 2 nil to tie it up against Slovenia. Remy’s Bar and Grill goes wild!!! Then a hard fought goal goes through and they score to go up 3-2 with only a few minutes to play. But somehow the psycho referee hallucinates an off-side and pulls the goal back. The USA player in replay is so wrapped up by a Slovenia player it isn’t funny. And the Slovenia player is hugging him while his back is to the goal. No off-sides!

Still, a 2-2 tie against Slovenia is good stuff. Remy’s Bar and Grill right on Boylston Street behind Fenway Park. All the sliders are open on this beautiful day. The ten foot TV screens are crystal clear. A better view than the referee gets, that’s for sure. Tall icy Bloody Marys on a Friday morning is a good start to the weekend.

Megan McKenzie Band @ The Dog Bar June 19, 2010


Just a heads-up – Scarlett (formerly Slingdaddy), with replacement singer
Megan Downey has been asked back to the Dogbar as the Megan McKenzie Band this Saturday, June 19th.  I know it’s a little confusing (we will try to issue programs at the show so you can keep up) but we are also using Tod Ellyson on drums as our regular drummer is unavailable.  It is also the first block party of the summer in Gloucester so Main Street will be
hopping.  As a result, we are looking at an earlier start time (8:30pm to
close).  So come on down.

Megan Downey, Frank Hawks, Jon Donlon and Tod Ellyson


The Dogbar is located at 65 Main St, Gloucester, MA

Awakening The Happiness Within You

Buddhist Meditation Master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Visits Gloucester Saturday
From,  The Cape Ann Healing Center
Hello,  this weekend Saturday the 19th
We are excited to announce that we have a very special vistor who has been traveling throughout the world speaking on The art of Happiness, he is a Buddhist Meditation Master who has chosen to speak at Treetop!!
We are honored and would like to spread the word to our community!!!
Sat, June 19, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
WhereTreetop Yoga Studio (map)
Para Research Building
85 Eastern Ave, Gloucester Mass 
Awakening The Happiness Within You with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
We often think that if we are lucky we will get to be happy, but happiness is who we are.  We can spend our entire lives searching for happiness externally, but true happiness can only be found within. If we simply remove the barriers between us and our true nature, our inner happiness comes out. When we know our minds are fundamentally comfortable, innately happy, then wherever we go, whatever we do, happiness is always with us. In this talk, Buddhist meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will introduce us to our natural state of happiness and explain methods for expanding our experience of it and extending it to others.

Beginners welcome. No previous experience with meditation or Buddhist practice is necessary.  Suggested Donation $20.  Call 978-282-1191 x 1 for info and to pre-register.

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche


Bio of Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche:

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition. He studied for ten years at Lharang Gar in Serta, eastern Tibet, with his teacher, the great Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche, who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the 20th century. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the founder and spiritual director of Atiamrita (, an organization dedicated to promoting happiness, inner peace, and enlightenment. He is currently writing his first book as well as traveling throughout North America speaking on meditation and spirituality.
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As always,
Thank you
Libby Lynch
Cape Ann Healing Center